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Any musicians in the house?

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Posted by Horned Gramma
Nov 25, 2010 13:21:54 GMT -5
My high school band teacher always said that if you play multiple instruments, you won't play any of them well. That said, your dear old Horned Gramma is at least proficient at the accordion, piano, saxophone, oboe and bassoon. Anyone else?
Posted by JeffaLump
Nov 25, 2010 13:27:34 GMT -5
That first sentence describes my life.

Jazz Drums is what I got a degree in. Started out with piano, still learning all the buttons with the accordian, shits confusing, guitar/bass, standup bass. Can't play any wind instruments worth a shit though.
Posted by Geno
Nov 25, 2010 14:12:47 GMT -5
I play keyboard. Yeah I'm hard.
Posted by Pea
Nov 25, 2010 14:20:43 GMT -5
Accordion?? That's awesome HG! I played bass clarinet in junior high, guitar all the way through high school, vocals for a band for 6 years, and now I just sing in the shower.
Posted by JeffaLump
Nov 25, 2010 14:31:45 GMT -5
Yeah HG, what's a good way of learning all those damn chord buttons on the accordian?
Posted by Horned Gramma
Nov 26, 2010 14:50:33 GMT -5
The bass board of the accordion is arranged pretty logically. The 'C' is usually marked with an indentation so use that as your 'home row' as it were. Going up the board (east/west) from there it moves in fifths: C,G,D,A, etc.

North/South on the board, your home row is just the note itself and then (heading south) you have your major chord, minor, 7th, etc.

I don't think an accordion teacher would use words like 'north' and 'south', I"m just trying to be illustrative. REALLY the best thing you can do is get a fingering chart and just hammer it out over a couple weeks. You can download one fairly easily I imagine.

Posted by JeffaLump
Nov 26, 2010 16:16:52 GMT -5
i've somewhat figured out what the buttons are, it's more memorizing and getting them under my fingers, though i guess there's no other advice for that other than just practicing. thanks though, graham horner
Posted by Snorlax
Nov 27, 2010 11:27:20 GMT -5
I play piano, and the didgeridoo.. Bitchin'
Posted by wolfhat
Nov 27, 2010 15:00:06 GMT -5
I grew up playing the clarinet and a bit of percussion and these days play guitar. I'm better at listening to music than producing my own though.
Posted by newjersey
Nov 28, 2010 0:05:32 GMT -5
I'm a good cellist, a decent bassist, a shit guitarist, and the world's worst electronic musician.
Posted by JeffaLump
Nov 28, 2010 9:41:32 GMT -5
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I'm a good cellist, a decent bassist, a shit guitarist, and the world's worst electronic musician.


Do what I do, start a band with someone who knows all that electronic shite.
Posted by topspin
Nov 28, 2010 17:34:56 GMT -5
Drums
Posted by topspin
Nov 29, 2010 13:23:52 GMT -5
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Do what I do, start a band with someone who knows all that electronic shite.


Wait a minute. . . . . You're Napoleon Skywalker aren't you
Posted by JeffaLump
Nov 29, 2010 13:27:19 GMT -5
hahaha
Posted by Horned Gramma
Nov 29, 2010 13:32:00 GMT -5
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You're Napoleon Skywalker aren't you


Does that get your dick sucked a lot?

No? Oh.